SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), a master limited partnership and manufacturer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer products, announced today that Wes Harris has been named vice president of investor relations for the partnership's general partner, CVR GP, LLC.
Based at CVR Partners' headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, Harris is responsible for the company's relationship and communication with existing and potential holders of the MLP's common units, institutional investors and other members of the financial community.
Harris reports to Byron Kelley, president and chief executive officer of CVR GP.
"As we focus this company on growth, Wes will be a key executive in keeping all our stakeholders aware of our progress and opportunities," said Kelley. "His extensive skills in investor relations and financial communications represent an important addition to our enterprise."
Harris previously was senior director, investor relations, at Force Protection, Inc., in Summerville, S.C., where he was responsible for providing information to existing and potential investors as well as the financial media.
From 1997 to 2009, he was senior director of corporate and investor communications at International Speedway Corporation in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he was responsible for overall communications of the corporation.
Prior to International Speedway, Harris served for eight years in a series of strategic planning, financial management and accounting positions at Greenhill Petroleum Corporation in Houston.
A certified public accountant, Harris earned his master's of business administration degree from Houston Baptist University and his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.
About CVR Partners, LP
Located in Coffeyville, Kan., CVR Partners, LP is a Delaware limited partnership focused primarily on the manufacture of nitrogen fertilizers. The CVR Partners nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facility is the only operation in North America that uses a petroleum coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer and includes a 1,225 ton-per-day ammonia unit and a dual-train gasifier complex having a capacity of 84 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen.
SOURCE CVR Partners, LP